Chapter 17 – the witness of the aliens – “I have given them Your Word and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.”
Shortly before His death, Jesus was praying for His followers asking that His Father would sanctify them in the truth of His Word (v17). If followers of Jesus look and act differently it’s because they are to be spreading, by word and action, the love and Good News about Jesus. And they’re told that they are ambassadors for Jesus – representing Him in a place that isn’t really their home. It’s not easy, but it’s necessary.